Gwar stormed 9:30 Club recently, touring in support of their latest album, The Blood of Gods. Ben Eisendrath braved the torrent of thrash metal madness to capture some pictures of the mayhem!
Although many valiant warriors constitute the Gwar collective, Ben was most impressed by the performance of Balsac the Jaws of Death, portrayed by Michael Derks. Michael ripped rhythm guitar — and controlled the lights and video from a controller on the guitar’s body. All while dressed in character. Playing continuously in Gwar since 1988, Mike is now the longest serving member of the band.
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The other current members of Gwar include:
Brad Roberts (Jizmak Da Gusha) – drums, percussion
Matt Maguire (Sawborg Destructo) – backing vocals
Jamison Land (Beefcake the Mighty) – bass, backing vocals
Brent Purgason (Pustulus Maximus) – lead guitar, backing vocals
Bob Gorman (Bonesnapper) – backing vocals
Michael Bishop (Blothar) – lead vocals
Don Drakulich (Sleazy P. Martini) – backing vocals
Here are a few pictures of Iron Reagan opening for Gwar at 9:30 Club on Dec. 29.
Here are some pictures of Gwar performing at 9:30 Club on Dec. 29.